CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coast Guard dropped their first two NEWMAC games of the season to MIT, 7-2 and 3-2 (8) Saturday afternoon.
With the loss the Bears fall to 11-5 overall and 4-2 in the conference while the Engineers improve to 11-4-1 and 5-1 in the NEWMAC.
In game one, MIT scored the first six runs of the game before Hvozdovich plated sophomore Carly Hattman with a sacrifice fly and Kraiss scored on a passed ball for the Bears only two runs of the game.
In game two, the Engineers held a 2-0 advantage after the first inning before Coast Guard tied the game in the top of the seventh. Sophomore Courtney McKenna singled to center plating Kraiss and junior Malia Hindle walked with the bases loaded scoring Hvozdovich.
With the game in extra innings, MIT took the win on a throwing error earning the sweep.
In game one, sophomore Julia Ferris (6-3) and classmate Kylie Vaverek combined to two earned runs over six innings striking out one. In game two freshman Sydney Arendt (5-2) pitched seven innings allowing two earned runs on nine hits and struck out one.
The Bears are back in action on Wednesday April 4th, when they host the Trinity Bantams in non-conference action. First pitch is 3:00 PM.